Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Reading Fun!

In April, we went to Chicago to visit family.  Connor is a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and wanted to see some of the homes he designed in Chicago.  We visited the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio in Oak Park, Il and we also went to the Robie House in Hyde Park.  It was in one of the gift shops that I found the book The Wright 3 by Blue Balliet.  This book takes place in Hyde Park, Il and is a fictional mystery story about Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.  I think Connor really enjoyed the book because we had visited the Robie House but if you are not able to visit the house then researching online or at the library before reading the book would be fun and helpful.  I have also included some pictures from our visit below.

Just a note:  This book is definitely for older children.  It also has a very strange beginning but if you keep reading it will all make sense. 

(This is a picture of the front door.  Frank Lloyd Wright liked to hide the front doors to the homes that he designed.  We had to walk around the house several times before we found this door and it wasn't until we did some research on the Robie House that we discovered this was actually the front door.  There is a great map in the book Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids (page 84) that shows how to find the front door on the Robie House.)

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